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Steven Smith

Steven Escar Smith, dean of the UT Libraries, has been named to the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries.

He was appointed by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to a three-year renewable term.

The council oversees library services that benefit all Tennesseans and advises the Tennessee State Library and Archives on long-range plans for programs and activities.

The state library collects and preserves books and records that have historical and documentary value. It also supports Tennessee’s Regional Library System; provides construction funding, library materials, continuing education, and technology assistance to the state’s public libraries; and encourages resource sharing across the state.

One ongoing project of the state library that benefits Tennessee’s colleges and universities is the Tennessee Electronic Library, an online collection of research resources made available free of charge to Tennessee residents.


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